A full-sized decanter for your wine service, this elegant 19th century French art glass carafe might have once had a matching companion (one for red, one for white wine) and some goblets or timbale to match, though that's usually a set we see scaled down for liqueur service, aperitif, etc., The overly large sized bottles made thus are rarer to find and are stunning additions to your dining table. This one is in fine condition, too - electric blue glass, entirely hand made (mouth blown), it might be Legras, but we are unsure. The applied thick impasto enamels are kiln-fired onto the glass and you can see that as a result, the decoration does not rub or chip off like just painting would on the glass surface. Beautifully crafted, this crane gives the decanter a chinoiserie or japonaise feel and would have been popular in the Napoleon III era.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, there are no chips or cracks to note, and the applied enamel work is also in very fine condition throughout. Original stopper, a rather rough pontil on bottom of the carafe. The decanter is 12" tall, will hold a standard bottle of wine.
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